Oct. 03, 2018
Premier League Pick 3: Round 7.
Season Record: 9-5, 4 draws
Arsenal provided my only win last week. Chelsea and Crystal Palace both had scoreless draws instead of predicted wins. Sure, it could be worse. Maybe it will be with this week's picks.
Arsenal (4-0-2)(12 pts)(6th) v. Watford (4-1-1)(13 pts)(4th)
The Gunners are coming in this match hot, winning four in a row. They are coming off of a 2-0 win over Everton. Defenseman, Sokratis will be available from a dead leg issue. Emile Smith-Rowe is questionable with a hip injury.
Watford began the season with four straight victories, but lost to Manchester United and drew with Fulham last week. Daryl Janmaat will be out six weeks due to knee surgery. Troy Deeney has been taking injections for ankle ligament damage and Christian Kabasele is cleared to play after a red card suspension was rescinded.
Arsenal have won 21 straight league home games against non 'Big 6' clubs by a total of 62-11. They lead the series with Watford, 15-12 with 1 draw. Arsenal should make it five straight.
Everton (1-3-2)(6 pts)(12th) v. Fulham (1-2-3)(5 pts)(15th)
Both of these clubs enter this match with one win a piece. Fulham drew with Watford last week while Everton took a loss to Arsenal.
Seamus Coleman and Andre Gomes are both out for the Toffees. Phil Jagielka has been training this week.
Tom Cairney, (ankle) and Alfie Mawson, (back) are questionable for Saturday for Fulham.
Everton leads the series with Fulham, 29-19 with 13 draws. Everton is unbeaten against Fulham in the Premier League at Goodison Park, (22 losses and 4 draws).
There could be a few goals in this match. Everton hasn't had a clean sheet since April and Fulham has the co-leader in goals scored in the league with Aleksander Mitrovic.
Chelsea (5-1-0)(16 pts)(3rd) v. Liverpool (6-0-0)(18 pts)(1st)
The match of the year at this point of the season pairs the only unblemished team traveling to a club that dropped its first two points last week. It pairs two fan bases that one claims the other lives in its past history, while the other claims they don't have much history at all.
For Liverpool, Virgil van Dyke hasn't trained this week due to a rib issue, but hasn't been ruled out. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Georgino Wijnaldum will both be available.
Antonio Rudiger, (groin), Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek may be available. Andreas Christensen will be back from an illness for Chelsea.
This fixture has been the most played in England this century, (58). Liverpool leads this series, 77-60 with 40 draws. Chelsea knocked Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup Wednesday, 2-1.
Wednesday's game won't have an effect on this one. It feels like Liverpool is due to drop points.